RNIB Eye Clinic Support Assistant - Northumberland

Recruiter
Location
Cramlington, Northumberland
Posted
23 Mar 2017
Closes
23 Jun 2017
Ref
10938
Interests
Disability
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Long Term

Are you friendly and caring? Can you be the first point of contact for people affected by sight loss to provide support, impartial information and guidance to within an outreach clinic setting? You will need to have the confidence to speak to a wide range of people and establish good relationships with clinical staff and healthcare professionals. Eye Clinic volunteers must be over 18 years.

A DBS Standard Criminal Record Check is required.

What will you be doing:
Supporting patients, offering them information about services they can access.
Liaising with eye clinic staff to support patients.
Providing information about local services and supporting Eye Clinic professionals in an outreach clinic setting.
 
When will you be needed?
4 hours per week, flexible.

Location:
Northumberland : Cramlington Hospital, Northumbrian Rd, Cramlington, NE23 6NZ
  
What Skills/Experience Are Needed?
Good Communication Skills; Approachable & empathetic nature; Effective listening skills; Good Interpersonal Skills; Work with wide range of people
   
What Will You Gain from the Role?
A chance to make a difference; Working with people with sight loss; New experiences and skills
   
What Support Will You Be Given?
Understanding Sight Loss Pack; Induction; Expenses; Training as appropriate